Arc of a Life: Escapades of an Adventurer

Arc of a Life: Escapades of an Adventurer

by Andrew Reilly
Arc of a Life: Escapades of an Adventurer

Arc of a Life: Escapades of an Adventurer

by Andrew Reilly


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Traveler, Adventurer, Observer, Geopolitics Expert, Teacher, Writer, Actor, Author...Andrew Reilly's book is a guide to the international politics, history and social life of numerous countries where Andrew spent part of his life - an amazing life many people dream of: free of daily routine and full of excitement and discoveries!

As Andrew's saga threads its way through over 50 countries around the globe, the story becomes a chronicle of our times - detailing the author's adventures hitchhiking across Europe, Russia, North Africa, the Middle East and beyond, learning as he traveled and earning a living in places he had never been.

 Working as a stevedore on the docks of Hamburg, a British Army PX clerk in Berlin, ship-fitter in the US, grape harvester in France, miner near Death Valley, film/TV actor in Los Angeles and China, theater director in Russia and Hong Kong, and as a "Fulbright Scholar" English teacher in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Romania, and Russia, Andrew Reilly has seen life in all its myriad aspects. He recounts those up-close encounters in this journal as seen through the eyes of an adventurer living in our restless age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735370903
Publisher: ACT V Publishing-Audio
Publication date: 01/01/2021
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

ANDREW REILLY: Author, Fulbright Scholar (twice-awarded), international teacher, film/TV actor, world traveler (over 50 countries) and general all-around adventurer. Andrew speaks seven languages, has two Masters Degrees (in Theater and Teaching English to Foreign Speakers) - and has taught "Language Learning through Drama" in Russia and Romania, "Aviation English" in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, French in Orlando and English in Miami and Israel.

His previous book , "An Actor's Business" (2012) received Library Journal's "Highest Recommendation." It was named "Book of the Year' by Stage Directions Magazine. He has directed theater productions in Hong Kong, Russia, and Saudi Arabia and acted in film and television in China, New York and Los Angeles.

During his extensive travels, Andrew held jobs ranging from longshoreman in Hamburg, Germany, to ship-fitter/pipe-fitter and miner in the US, to working for the British Army in their Berlin PX, among other endeavors - all part of on-the-job research for his journal, "Arc of a Life: Escapades of an Adventurer" - detailing his up-close encounters with varied global cultures, social mores, history and politics.

Andrew currently lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he writes and is active in several arts organizations.

Table of Contents

1. The Great Game

2. The Corporate Business of Defense

3. The Second Coming

4. Ecco Homo

5. Graven Images

6. Parliament of the Self

7. A Calculus at Heaven

8. "It was so far out...."

9. Fate

10. "Ah, brave new world!"

11. American Guest-worker

12. The Magic Bus

13. On to the Midnight Sun

14. The Littlest Longshoreman

15. Bi-Centennial USA

16. Sirens of the Stage

17. On the Road

18. Andrew of Arabia

19. On the Boards Again

20. The Wrath of Khan

21. Tinsel Town

22. Desert Rats and Surly Serbs

23. Academe

24. A Moveable Feast

25. Shipwrecked

26. Dawn of the New Millennium

27. Russia

28. Central Florida

29. 9/11 and the Bonfire of Our National Vanities

30. Hong Kong

31. Restless winds

32. Raytheon

33. Return to Arabia

34. Romania

35. The Mountains of Taif

36. Gamecock Gulch

37. Dammam on the Gulf

38. Afghanistan First Tour

39. Oregon

40. Revolving Doors at the Department of Defense

41. Epilogue

42. Maps

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